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Gourmet Breakfast Grilled Cheese Style

24 Feb

Yes, another grilled cheese post. It’s about as creative as I get without a recipe. No, I didn’t eat it for my breakfast, it was more of lunch. And dinner, as a matter of fact, because at 11:50 pm I’m just realizing I haven’t had dinner yet. As I said, bad eating habits.

Anywho. This is the mother of all grilled cheese sandwiches in my opinion. It has everything I could possibly want in the world. Bread, butter, cheese, bacon, and eggs.

Ingredients:

2 slices of bread

Butter

1 slice of cheese

1 strip of bacon*

1 egg

* I used Irish bacon, also known rashers, which is a thicker and wider style bacon. If you’re using American bacon you might want to use 2 strips.

Instructions:

1. Butter 2 slices of bread on one side generously

2. Put one slice of bread butter side down in a pan and let it fry on medium heat

3. In another pan, put your bacon on medium-high heat and cook to desired crispness

4. Crack an egg and fry in a separate pan (or the bacon pan when the bacon is done), cook to desired egginess (over easy, over medium, over well etc.)

5. Place cheese on the slice of bread and allow to melt

6. Add your bacon and egg

7. Put on your other slice of bread, allow them to melt together a little and flip to cook the other side.

… Basically cook a grilled cheese but put bacon and eggs in the middle. Probably not the best if you’re counting calories and trying to avoid fried food, but it’s really delicious, so who cares?

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Another thing I’ve learned: I cannot cook eggs. Doesn’t matter what kind, it’s never pretty. Exhibit a.
 

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Not Your Average Grilled Cheese Sandwich

13 Feb

So, last night after my day of pancake binge eating and emptying the cupboards of sweet things (I miss you already nutella), I decided on a more savory dinner. Ok confession time, up until about 2 years ago (when I started college), I’d never had grilled cheese. Never ever. It just wasn’t a thing where I grew up. Because of that, the only grilled cheese I’d ever had was dining hall grilled cheese, which was greasy, fatty, and mediocre at best (and yet I ate it all the time…) I decided last night, it was time to branch out and make my own. I mean, how hard could it be? Not hard at all, is the answer. So, I had one grilled cheese sandwhich. As I was going back to the fridge for more cheese, I saw my jar of jam and thought, gee, I’d really like a jam sandwich, but golly that grilled cheese was so good I’m craving another (yes, those exact words). Easy solution: jam grilled cheese!! This sounds disgusting, I promise you, it’s not. The jam gets nice and hot and it all just melts in your mouth and it adds an incredible burst of flavor that I have no words to describe.

Ingredients:

2 slices of bread

Butter

1 slice of cheese

Jam

Instructions:

1. Put the stove onto medium-low heat and let it warm up

Pro tip 1: I put the stove on quite low heat because I don’t quite understand the settings and any higher than medium burns everything almost immediately. It takes a little longer, but it also means you can just pop it on the stove and go do other things around the kitchen, checking back every once in a while. Something that doesn’t require constant attention is my kind of meal.

2. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread

3. Place 1 slice butter-side down in the pan. Let that sit for a few minutes.

4. Cover the upwards-facing side of the bread on the pan with jam, and place the cheese on top.

Pro tip 2: So in hindsight, spreading jam on the bread while it’s already in the hot pan was not the greatest idea, so I don’t see any reason why you can’t put jam on the other side of bread before you put it in the pan. It’s just a little hard to hold.

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5. Allow that to sit, as you want the cheese to start to melt.

6. Once the cheese is softening up, place the other slice of bread butter side up to finish of your sandwich.

7. Once the under side is a nice golden brown, flip the sandwich and let the other side brown.

8. Serve and revel in it’s glory ( I mean it, this is fantastic and I will be making about 5 more of them tonight.)

Please comment if you have your own creative ways of doing a grilled cheese!! I’d love to hear them đŸ™‚

 

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